New Mask Ordinances from the City and County: 8/25/2020
Important Distinctions: The primary difference between the ordinances is that for the City, one must display a sign in one-inch Ariel print that states, “This location does not consent to the enforcement of any local face-covering requirement upon this property.” For the county, Businesses will have to put up signs saying they DO require face masks/coverings and to allow enforcement in their establishment.
Sidewalk dining in the City has been extended until December 30th
Policy and Regulatory Committee Highlights
City and county officials hold regular meetings and are working together to safely reopen the economy. Below are some current acheivements and priorities for the Policy and Regulatory Committee.
- City and county leaders sent a joint letter to larger local businesses, encouraging them to use best practices for customer and employee safety.
- The city eased regulations on restaurants to facilitate to-go orders and outdoor seating.
- Local vendors receive preference under several City and county contracting programs.
- Milledgeville Main Street offered grants and other assistance to downtown businesses.
- Planning and zoning officials have been working throughout the pandemic and construction and development projects have been moving forward.
- The Development Authority continues to bring businesses to town, with two new companies that build emergency vehicles – Fouts Brothers Fire Equipment, taking over the former Rheem building, and FireLine, Inc., moving into the MBC Industrial Park.
- The county recently received national awards for its animal rescue program and blight prevention.
- Free broadband wireless is available in city parks and the library parking lot.
Matt Roessing / The Roessing Firm
Mayor Mary Parham-Copelan / City of Milledgeville
Carlos Tobar / Baldwin County
Hank Griffeth / The City of Milledgeville
Henry Craig / Baldwin County Commissioners Office
Jonathan Jackson / Develop Milledgeville